Posts tagged: "flower quilts"

  1. New quilt books! Spring sewing, cabin loving, speedy slicing (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 19, 2016

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Get a peek at new Martingale quilt books on their way to your local shop in February. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get the skinny about new books first—plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more. Which February book is your favorite? Enter to win it at the bottom […]

  2. Sew an endless summer: applique flower designs (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 31, 2015

Projects from Another Season of Beautiful Blooms You can see the signs: big sunflower heads drooping under the weight of their seeds, the angle of the sun changing ever so slightly, bees rushing to finish their work before all the blossoms are gone. It’s the end of the summer, when the last of the warm-weather […]

  3. Happy Earth Day! Celebrate nature’s beauty in quilts

    Posted by on April 22, 2015

    Celebrate the beauty of our planet this Earth Day: create a bounty of blooming quilts using the most eco-friendly books of all—eBooks! Get inspired by nature with eBooks that capture the best of Mother Earth in fabric. And get stocked up for spring and summer sewing!                 Flowers All Around Cindy Lammon Tea in the Garden […]

  4. How to hand appliqué inside points (1 extra stitch)

    Posted by on March 2, 2015

    Have you tried your hand at hand appliqué? Hand appliqué can be a simple, relaxing way to sew. And if you’ve tried it, you’ve probably mastered the basics. Straight lines? No sweat. Big curves? Can do. But it’s the finer details—like sharp points and tight curves—that can give otherwise amazing appliqué motifs an amateur look. […]

  5. Quilts with flowers: 3 ways to sew showy blooms

    Posted by on June 23, 2014

    June is National Rose Month! In the US, the showy bloom is so beloved that President Ronald Reagan signed a 1986 proclamation declaring the rose the national floral emblem. The rose took its place among other symbols of our nation, including the American flag, the bald eagle, the National Anthem, and the national tree, the […]

  6. True love: pairing patchwork and embroidery (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 15, 2014

    Want to know a little secret? We started an office sew-along from a book almost four months before it was published. What can we say? It’s a work perk—and we couldn’t resist! It’s just a little hand stitching among friends, every Wednesday at lunchtime, like clockwork. And we love every minute of it. The book […]

  7. Wintertime blues? Make springtime quilts! (+ sale)

    Posted by on January 20, 2014

    Are you suffering from the wintertime blues? Is spring looking too far away to even dream about? Luckily, as quilters, we have the power to make it ANY season ANY time we wish. Spring is as close as your sewing room (or the dining room in my case!). And if you’re looking for ways to […]

  8. Paper piecing flower patterns: 27 dazzling blocks, video tips (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 9, 2014

    Adore featuring flowers in your quilts—but appliqué isn’t your forte? There is another way to plant flowers in a quilted garden: try paper-pieced flower-quilt patterns instead! A creative team from the Netherlands—Maaike Bakker and Françoise Maarse—is ready to inspire you to stitch stunning bouquets, garden paths, wreaths, and more for every season. Today we welcome […]

  9. Plan your escape: destination quilts

    Posted by on September 9, 2013

    Do you ever feel like you’re in another world while you’re quilting? The quilts we make have a delightful way providing “take me away!” moments just when we need them. Today we’ll introduce you to what we’re calling “destination quilts.” If you need a break from the hectic pace, mounting stress, or tedious doldrums of […]

  10. Soup’s on—QuiltSoup, that is!

    Posted by on August 8, 2013

    “Summer Cottage” from A Batch of QuiltSoup; save 30% through August 14th. If you’re looking for fun quilt designs with a touch of whimsy, then I invite you to take a look at A Batch of QuiltSoup by Barbara J. Jones. If you frequent quilt shops (who, me?), no doubt you’ve seen those QuiltSoup patterns […]